|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
smallest fraction, this, which seemed one, in a moment evanesces into many,
as in a dream, and from being the smallest becomes very great, in
comparison with the fractions into which it is split up?
And in such particles the others will be other than one another, if others
are, and the one is not?
And will there not be many particles, each appearing to be one, but not
being one, if one is not?
And it would seem that number can be predicated of them if each of them
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
and the city rejoice.
"So he went forth to open the fountain; but there were few
that went with him, for he was a poor man of lowly aspect, and
the path upward was steep and rough. But his companions saw
that as he climbed among the rocks, little streams of water
gushed from the places where he trod, and pools began to
gather in the dry river-bed. He went more swiftly than they
could follow him, and at length he passed out of their sight.
A little farther on they came to the rising of the river and
there, beside the overflowing Source, they found their leader